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Recovery Advocates in Livingston (RAIL) provides nonclinical support services (RSS) that assist individuals and families in recovering from alcohol or drug problems. 

Getting drug-free is easy, maintaining  sobriety is the real work.  Cravings, stress, anxiety, and old acquaintances can all be potential threats in sobriety. Adapting to a life that doesn’t revolve around drug and alcohol abuse can be very difficult. Making the transition from a life of addiction into an independent life of sobriety is  a major challenge.


RAIL is a  peer-operated  organization that serves as a local resource of community-based recovery support for persons in recovery. 

Services include:

  • Recovery groups

  • Recovery management

  • Employment services and job training

  • Case management

  • Resource coordination, providing connection to legal services, social services, food stamps

  • Family support group, life skills; spiritual and faith-based support

  • Recreational/social activities and sober living skills

  • Training opportunities for persons in recovery and community  professionals

Our mission is to mobilize resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery.

 Recovery Advocates in Livingston at a Glance

RAIL offers two recovery focused programs to residents in Livingston county:

  • recovery support services for persons in recovery

  • a sober living recovery house for women


The RAIL Center is open to help with support services and is located at 5888 Sterling Drive Howell, MI 


The RAIL sober living house is located at 521 E. Grand River Howell, MI and provides sober living recovery housing for 6 women. 

Recovery goes beyond abstinence to encompass all areas of functioning that are affected by active use as well as those that may have facilitated the initiation of substance use (e.g., self-esteem, peer group norms, social conditions).


Recovery does not happen in isolation. RAIL aims to provide recovery support services and sober living homes in the community to promote and advocate for long term recovery.

Anne King-Hudson is the director of Allies in Recovery Inc. She has over 40+ years of experience developing and providing recovery services for adults, youth and their families in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties. Anne was the founder and director of Key Development Center, CARF accredited 501©3 nonprofit, for 21 years retiring in September 2019. Key Development Center a outpatient co-occurring psychiatric  services integrated with SUD treatment protocols. In addition, Anne sought and received funding for women specialty services and medicated assisted treatment with Suboxone and Vivitrol. One of the first agency to do so in Livingston county. 


Recipient Rights Recipients of substance abuse services have rights protected by the state and federal laws and promulgated rules. For information, contact Anne King-Hudson at 517-586-4041, or Recipient Rights Coordinator, Michigan Department of Community Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Bureau of Substances Abuse, 320 South Walnut St., 5th Floor, Lansing, MI 48913.                                      



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